Nursing/Allied Health - Course

Thursday, April 12 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Room: Coronado BCD

Participants The activity is designed for nurses, clinicians, and other allied health professionals who work with laser, light and other energy-based technologies.

Background Requirements Attendees should possess a basic understanding of laser, light and energy-based technologies for cutaneous applications.

Educational Needs/Expected Learning Objectives This course will include, among other things, best practices based on increasing knowledge including: laser and plume safety, appropriate supervision, as well as understanding the use of lasers and energy devices within the workplace.

Director(s) John E. Hoopman, CMLSO; Rebecca L. Sprague, RN, NP-C

Faculty Rebecca Amato, RN; Holly A. Bryan, BS, CCRC; Jeremy B. Green, MD; Jill Henley, DO; Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD; Patricia A. Owens, RN, MHA, CMLSO, CNOR; Penny J. Smalley, RN, CMLSO;

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Introduction and Pre-Test - John E. Hoopman & Rebecca L. Sprague
8:06 AM - 8:15 AM  Nursing/Allied Health Business Meeting - John E. Hoopman & Rebecca L. Sprague
8:16 AM - 8:31 AM  Taking our History With Us As We Move Into The Future - Penny J. Smalley 
8:32 AM - 9:02 AM  Laser Safety: Update for 2018 - Penny J. Smalley
9:03 AM - 9:33 AM  Laser Toning - Omar A. Ibrahimi
9:34 AM - 10:04 AM  Overview of Tightening Devices - Rebecca Amato
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM  Q&A 
10:21 AM - 10:36 AM  BREAK 
10:37 AM - 10:57 AM  Overview of Microneedling Devices - Jill Henley
10:58 AM - 11:28 AM  State Regulations - Patricia A. Owens
11:29 AM - 11:49 AM  Treatment of Vascular Lesions - Jeremy B. Green
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM  Q&A 
12:01 PM - 1:45 PM  LUNCH 
1:46 PM - 2:16 PM  Laser Physics - John E. Hoopman
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM  Practice Management - Holly A. Bryan
2:46 PM - 3:06 PM  Combining Cosmetic Surgery and Lasers - John Hoopman
3:07 PM - 3:37 PM  It's Time to Stop Smoking in Surgery! - Penny J. Smalley
3:38 PM - 3:54 PM  BREAK 
3:55 PM - 3:56 PM  Abstracts/Case Studies Introduction - John E. Hoopman & Rebecca L. Sprague
3:57 PM - 4:03 PM LASER TREATMENT OF PERIORBITAL CONDITIONS Clare McGrath | Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, NY
4:04 PM - 4:06 PM Q&A
4:07 PM - 4:13 PM LASER TREATMENT OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS Tracy Ovtcharov | Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, NY
4:14 PM - 4:16 PM Q&A
4:17 PM - 4:23 PM RECOGNIZING COMPLICATIONS IN LASER SURGERY Patricia Roarty | Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, NY
4:24 PM - 4:26 PM Q&A
4:27 PM - 4:33 PM NURSING CONSIDERATIONS FOR INTRAOCULAR SHIELD USE Shannon L. Hernandez | Union Square Laser Dermatology, New York, NY
4:34 PM - 4:36 PM Q&A
4:37 PM - 5:00 PM  Open Forum Discussion on Next Year's Topics, Conclusion and Post-Test - John E. Hoopman & Rebecca L. Sprague
Taking our History With Us As We Move Into The Future
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